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A Pretty Fix

Craft along with Jelica from A Pretty Fix

Ottawa, Canada
Non-Profit Manager

What are your hobbies?

This is really hard to narrow down (!), but there are a few things I particularly enjoy: reading, writing and watching movies or documentaries. Each one of these go hand-in-hand, I think. I love fiction and non-fiction equally and can find these in the written form as well as on the small or big screen. I simply love to get engrossed in stories and characters - real or not. Story-telling is perhaps the most meaningful way we connect to one another.

What are your favorite crafts and what's your craft space like?

My favourites involve the use of yarn and embroidery floss. I love their varying applications from weaving or cross stitch to creating embellishments like tassels and pompoms to those crafts a little 'off the beaten path' like yarn-wrapped pinecones or yarn-embellished cards. Yarn, embroidery floss, even twine or jute are wonderful crafting supplies that can be bent and manipulated to create all sorts of lovely décor items in the home. I never tire of them!

What do you craft along to?

I must admit, I always have the television on when I'm crafting. I don't yet have a craft space of my own and do most of my crafts on the dining room table or coffee table. In order to pass the time, I watch classic movies - anything with Bette Davis is a big hit with me - and period pieces based on Jane Austen novels. But I am also a huge science fiction geek and can watch reruns of the series Fringe all day, every day if I could!

What was the first project you ever made?

As a little girl, one of the first things I recall creating was an embroidered goblen tapestry. It was a picture of a little girl holding a parasol. It was simple and sweet. Under my mother's guidance, it was the first piece of embroidery that I created from start to finish. She insisted we frame it. It was a proud moment for me!

What are your favorite items to make?

Anything home décor related, really. I am passionate about home décor and style and focus my crafts on embellishing my home and adding those little details that transition a space from cold to warm, from boring o visually interesting. Recent projects include a wall weaving, a yarn garland, throw tassel fringe, hand painted candles & candlesticks, as well as a series of DIY abstracts that I'd like to frame and hang. I just love coming up with ways to decorate and style the home and crafting is one of my favourite ways to get there.

Which other craft blogs do you love to read?

There are too many to name, but a few of my favourites are A Beautiful Mess (love the quirky and vintage style of those sisters!), The Crafted Life (creative and colourful crafts for the home), Craft Hunter (a compilation of modern crafts from around the web), Paper and Stitch (a very creative and artistic approach to crafting), and Brit + Co (contributors to the site provide an endless source of inspiration for me).

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The Office
All Eighties Music :)
Ottawa, Canada
Old Hollywood Movies
The Bible
Bacon, eggs and toast!
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Michaels, The Dollar Store